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Social Worker - Immigrant Youth

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We are looking for a Master Level Social Worker who can provide bilingual (Spanish/English) case management and advocacy services to immigrant youth detained in ORR shelters in New York, as well as at The Door. The Social Worker will work closely with The Door’s attorneys, as well as ORR case workers and clients’ families to support our clients through the immigration process. In addition, this person will connect clients to services for housing, education, pregnancy and parenting, employment, and mental health.  

Overview: The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood. 

The Door’s Legal Services Center represents young people in matters such as immigration, public benefits, housing, and family law. We seek an Immigrant Youth Social Worker to work closely with unaccompanied children (UCs) who are in Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”) custody or have been recently released from detention to the greater New York area.   

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide case management to immigrant youth in ORR custody or recently released from custody to the greater New York area 
  • Collaborate with ORR program staff to create release plans for detained children 
  • Evaluate the total scope of the client’s needs with subsequent referral and follow-up to other services as needed 
  • Connect youth in need of additional services to internal and external providers 
  • Develop connections to free or low-cost Spanish and other-language mental health providers throughout the city 
  • Provide case management services to help youth establish and work towards key life goals, i.e., academic, work, and mental health goals
  • Collaborate with The Door’s Legal Department staff and outside agencies around issues related to immigrant youth
  • Write advocacy letters and affidavits in support of clients’ legal cases and provide supportive counseling during legal meetings preparing for interviews and/or hearings
  • Provide training and technical support for The Door’s attorneys and other Door staff
  • Develop and facilitate events and workshops for immigrant youth in response to client needs
  • Document and report service delivery to ensure compliance with funding requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Masters Degree in Social Work required
  • Minimum of one year case management experience in community based or legal settings
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Demonstrated ability in bringing about positive case management and/or care coordination outcomes with clients
  • Experience working with low-income immigrant youth
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively as part of an interdisciplinary team 
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish required
  • Traveling in the greater New York area is required

Work Schedule: Full time, Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week

Salary Range: $58,000. - $60,000., commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package 

In order to be considered for this position all applicants must submit a cover letter and resume 


COVID -19 POLICY

The Door and Broome Street Academy follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Door and Broome Street Academy are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. 

 

We are looking for a Master Level Social Worker who can provide bilingual (Spanish/English) case management and advocacy services to immigrant youth detained in ORR shelters in New York, as well as at The Door. The Social Worker will work…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate
Salary
USD $58,000 - USD $60,000
/ year
Commensurate with experience

Benefits

·     Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision

·     403(b) pension with up to 6% match

·     Life Insurance (employee & family options)

·     Long Term Disability

·     Flexible Spending Accounts

·     Pre -Tax Commuter Benefits

·     Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision

·     403(b) pension with up to 6% match

·     Life Insurance (employee & family options)

·     Long Term Disability

·     Flexible Spending Accounts

·     Pre -Tax…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual, Spanish/English

Bilingual, Spanish/English

Location

On-site
121 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10013, USA

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume - Click on link to apply: Social Worker Application Link

Submit cover letter and resume - Click on link to apply: Social Worker Application Link

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